About The American University in Cairo: The American University in Cairo (AUC) has a rich legacy that dates back 100 years. Founded in 1919 as an English-language university based on high standards of conduct and scholarship, AUC remains a vibrant institution that contributes to the intellectual growth, discipline, and character of the future leaders of Egypt and the region. AUC emphasizes a liberal arts education, with all undergraduate students studying a common set of courses in the humanities and the natural and social sciences as part of the University's Core Curriculum. Ranked as one of the top 30 best universities in the Arab region by U.S. News and World Report, AUC is proud to have programs in the arts and humanities; business, management, and accounting; and social sciences that rank in the top ten in the region. Located in one of the most interesting and important cities in the world - at the nexus of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, and the center of events of the Arab world - AUC's academic programs draw on the city of Cairo as an extension of the classroom, integrating it into the curriculum and allowing students to be actively engaged in the society and world around them. AUC is chartered and accredited university in the United States and Egypt.
Job Description: The Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology (SEA) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) is seeking to recruit for a full time faculty member in the field of sociology beginning in the fall 2021. The teaching load is three courses per semester. Candidates with any area of expertise in the global south are encouraged to apply. The initial appointment is for a four-year term subject to review in the third year of appointment.
Requirements: A PhD in sociology or a related discipline with the ability to teach and publish within the discipline of sociology. Commitment to teaching and engagement of students, as well as service to the university, particularly the sociology program and the department, are necessary, as well as an active research agenda.
Additional Information: Priority will be given to applications that are submitted by January 10, 2021. Interviews will be held in late January/early February.
Application Instructions - All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:
- An updated CV
- A letter of interest detailing research and teaching experience;
- A completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF);
- Names and contact information for at least three references familiar with the candidate's academic professional background;
- One-page statement on teaching goals and philosophy, including courses that the candidate would like to teach/develop;
- One-page statement on the candidate's research agenda and
- A writing sample or publication